I have a SONY STR-DE605 receiver \nSubwoofer: Sunfire SDS8\n\nI purchased this sub over a year ago and finally brought it to my house to try and hook it up- only I have no idea how\/where this is supposed to go in the unit I have, which is quite old. But still... they had CD players so I imagine they had subwoofers!! er not??\n\nIt didn't come with any cords other than the power plug. Disappointed to not be able to try this out finally.\n\nMy bf has been hounding me to upgrade to small Bose speakers and says I don't need a component stereo and ginormous speakers anymore to have the same, or better, sound. He says the technology has advanced so much that my type of set up is outdated. I don't agree, but that is a different matter. I still don't believe even a great pair of tiny bookshelf speakers can give me the same sound and power and bass that big ones can. I like disco, edm, etc. When I listen to music (crappy thumpy bumpy as he refers to it as) and I really need my sound system to work for me is when I want a night club experience in my room. My speakers ARE old and very worn out and the sound suffers for sure, but I was excited to hear the difference with a subwoofer as opposed to putting all the pressure on them to do it all.